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Multi-Year Rail Transformation Plan - Track Renewal 

LTA and SMRT are committed to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for our 2.8 million passengers daily. Commuters can look forward to higher train frequencies, an enhanced system supplying power to the train and a quieter environment with upcoming track renewal works to upgrade and renew the rail network.

Sleeper Replacement Works of the North-South East-West Lines

To ensure greater reliability and availability of train services, we have embarked on a nationwide sleeper replacement programme across the North-South and East-West Lines. Sleeper replacement works are now completed for the North-South Line and we have started on replacement works along the East-West Line. Although sleeper replacement takes time, we are making every effort to ensure that the process is efficient and to minimise disturbance to your daily routine. We ask for your patience and understanding as we move toward a safe and smoother ride for all.

Learn more about sleeper replacement below:
Sleeper Replacement Press Release
Sleeper Replacement Video
Sleeper Replacement Brochure
Sleeper Replacement FAQ
Sleeper Replacement Infographic
Sleeper Replacement Infographic Video







Resignalling of the North-South East-West Lines

We will be replacing the signalling system on the North-South East-West Lines to reduce waiting time for commuters. The $195 million project, which will be completed in phases from 2015, will make it possible for trains to run at an improved frequency of 100 seconds, down from 120 seconds. The project covers more than 100km of track and involves designing a new signalling system, manufacturing and installing the equipment as well as testing and commissioning the system at all tracks, stations, trains, depots as well as the Operations Control Centre.

 

Third Rail Replacement of the North-South East-West Lines

Our tracks are powered by a special rail known as the "third rail". It runs parallel to the train tracks and provides electricity through the collector shoes below the trains. The ageing third rail system is being replaced to reduce power-related faults caused by interfacing of the third rail and the collector shoes.

 

Noise Barrier Installation along Elevated Viaducts of the North-South East-West Lines

To minimise railway noise near residential areas, LTA had announced that some 20km of noise barriers will be installed along elevated railway tracks where noise levels exceed NEA's current noise criterion of 67 decibels (dBA) averaged over an hour. The railway noise barrier programme is targeted to be completed by 2019.

The noise barriers are expected to reduce railway noise levels by 5 to 10 decibels so residents living near elevated MRT tracks can look forward to an improved living environment.

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